Senior Pensions Officer

Location
England, London, Woolwich
Salary
£32418 - £34209 per annum
Posted
26 May 2021
Closes
17 Jun 2021
Ref
REC/21/00245
Contact
Sarah Thompson
Job role
Officer, Team Leader
Contract Type
Full time

Royal Greenwich is proud to be a borough synonymous with first class modern services. A world heritage site, our communities are vibrant and diverse, and we pride ourselves on being a well-managed and well-run authority. Our Pensions Team aims to deliver an efficient and proactive pensions service and is now recruiting:

Position Overview:

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our in-house pension administration team for a Senior Pensions Officer, looking to progress further in a supervisory role. Reporting to the Deputy Pensions Manager you will have management line responsibility for up to 5 Pensions Officers and will contribute to the efficient and effective preparation and processing of a comprehensive pensions administration and pensions payroll service.

Flexible working options will be available and we're open to discussing these with you.

Who we are looking for:

We are keen to hear from experienced pension professionals with a can do attitude who are highly motivated and committed to providing an excellent and proactive service in line with statutory and operational deadlines.

It is essential that you have extensive work experience in defined benefit pension administration and possess good knowledge and understanding of Pension & HMRC Legislation. You will have calculated a full range of final salary pension benefits including retirements, transfers and deaths benefits, for a wide variety of scheme members. You will understand AVCs and the part they play in the pension environment. Working knowledge of the Local Government Pension Scheme, NHS, and teacher's pension schemes is desirable but not essential.

You will have excellent communication skills and effective time management skills, being able to work under pressure with minimum supervision. You will also have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and have a high level of numeracy focussed on accuracy and attention to detail. It is essential that you can demonstrate an understanding of data protection and the importance of maintaining confidentiality.

In return, we offer a range of benefits which include:

  • Annual Season Ticket Loan
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Learning and development opportunities to maximise your potential, including excellent apprenticeship opportunities at all levels
  • Reduced rate Gym Membership
  • Eyecare Vouchers
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Long Service Awards
  • Generous Annual Leave entitlement
  • Excellent Pension Scheme
  • GreenwichCard which entitles you to discounts at local businesses
  • Employee Assistance Scheme including external counselling service
  • A range of flexible working arrangements
  • Staff networks

With offices based in the heart of Woolwich, Royal Greenwich is a great place to live and work.

Our Staff Values are really important to us, sitting at the heart of everything we do and underpinning how we work as a team for our residents.

If you are interested in applying for this role, we would love to hear from you.

To apply, please visit royalgreenwichcareers.com to complete an application form - please ensure that your supporting statement details how you meet the criteria set out in the Person Specification document.

Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.